A shared service delivering Environmental Health, Licensing and Trading Standards across Bracknell Forest Council and West Berkshire Council

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Surveillance Cameras or CCTV

The Public Protection Partnership (PPP) is a shared service delivering Environmental Health, Licensing and Trading Standards across Bracknell Forest and West Berkshire.

PPP has a number of surveillance cameras which can be used at locations across our area. These cameras record video images which can only be viewed by a limited number of PPP officers.

In this document we use the term CCTV to mean surveillance camera

We may use CCTV for the purposes of public safety, crime prevention, detection and prosecution of offenders.

Surveillance cameras deployed by PPP in Bracknell Forest Council area

The Data Controller is Bracknell Forest Council.

The CCTV Lead Officer for CCTV deployed by the Public Protection Partnership is the Public Protection Manager.

The System Manager, System Owner and System Operator is the Public Protection Manager.


The Public Protection Manager

Public Protection Partnership

Theale Library

Church Street





Complaints - A member of the public wishing to make a complaint about the system may do so through the Bracknell Forest Borough Council complaints procedure by contacting the council at iso@bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Bracknell Forest CCTV Policy available here

Freedom of Information

Information regarding FOI requests is available here

Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation-Bracknell Forest Council

Information regarding Data Protection is at https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/data-protection-and-freedom-information


Where might we use CCTV?

We may use CCTV to monitor areas identified as have been subject to fly-tipping. We will assess and record each deployment of CCTV in accordance with the relevant council’s policies.

Why fly tipping in particular?

Fly-tipping is a criminal offence and one of the most common forms of anti-social behavior that poses a significant environmental, social and financial problem both nationally and in PPP authorities. It blights our countryside, is a threat to livestock and local wildlife, a source of pollution, a danger to public health, and attracts other forms of anti-social behavior and other enviro crime including arson, littering, graffiti and dog fouling.

What about other criminal behaviour?

We may deploy CCTV to monitor other criminal behaviour but before we do so we will assess and record each deployment in accordance with the relevant council’s policies.

Who within PPP has access to the recorded data?

We recognise the importance of ensuring that personal data is retained securely and used for the specific purposes for which it was obtained. We will restrict access to the data recorded by each CCTV deployment to those officers specifically tasked to investigate the alleged offending being monitored that CCTV deployment.

We may also share images and data with other law enforcement officers within local authorities and with external agencies including the Police. We will do this in accordance with any data sharing agreement and/or on receipt of a lawful request.

How will I know whether I am in an area monitored by CCTV?

Where we intend that the public should be made aware that we are operating a CCTV system we will identify the area under surveillance with appropriate CCTV signs as shown on our website.

This is called overt surveillance and is intended to act as a preventative measure as well as to record any offending.

Do you use covert CCTV?

By covert we mean that we have not erected any CCTV signs

We may deploy covert CCTV but prior to doing so we will obtain a Directed Surveillance authorisation from a Magistrate as required by the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA).

Access to data obtained via covert CCTV authorised in this way is restricted; should you require information as to a specific covert CCTV system you have reason to believe is operated by PPP you should contact the Public Protection Manager as above

How do you use the data recorded?

Where we believe that an offence may have been committed in an area under surveillance we will examine the CCTV recording to identify the specific activity relating to that offence. We will then make further enquiries based on the relevant part of the recording.

Do you use ANPR or any automated data matching cameras?

Currently we do not deploy ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) cameras and do not use automatic data matching.


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